Nicholas received his BFA from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA in 2009. He has been an apprentice to Odd Nerdrum in Stavern, Norway as well as an Artist-in-Residence at Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH. In 2015 Nicholas was awarded an Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant as well as a Constantin Alajalov Scholarship. In 2016 he received the Boston University Anderson Ranch Printmaking Scholarship. Nicholas earned his MFA at Boston University in 2017.